Lindsey Scott is down to four.
Days before the Feb. 3 national signing day, the Zachary quarterback cut his list of finalists to LSU, Maryland, Harvard and Tulane, his father, Lindsey Sr., said Friday.
Scott is scheduled to begin his official weekend visit to LSU on Friday afternoon, another step in the Tigers’ efforts to woo the three-star prospect to join the current No. 1-ranked recruiting class.
Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and Les Miles separately visited Scott’s home on Thursday, meeting with his family members and discussing plenty of “Xs and Os,” his father said.
“It went well,” Lindsey Scott Sr. said. “We were kind of exhausted afterward. We haven’t had a chance to process it. The plan is to sit down and talk and process everything. Harvard, Maryland, LSU and Tulane. They’re still very much in play.”
Scott, rated as the 28th-best dual-threat QB in the 2016 class, passed for 3,039 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior at Zachary last season. He also ran for 1,963 and 28 scores.
Scott, a one-time Syracuse commitment, visited Tulane on the weekend of Jan. 15 and then visited Rutgers and Maryland last weekend. He’s met with three offensive coordinators in the last week, spending hours watching film with each.
The quarterback has not set an announcement date for his commitment, and his father called the decision “fluid.”
“We’re dealing with two very important (in-state) institutions,” Lindsey Sr. said of Tulane and LSU. “We’re going to remove all of the emotion out of it and treat it like a business. There’s no clear favorite. These offers came late. We’ve had a lot of contact with Coach Cam over time. But looking at LSU as a realistic possibility, that sort of just came into play.”
The Tigers offered Scott just last week, but the QB and Cameron have a relationship that stretches to December 2014, Lindsey Sr. said. LSU is hunting for a quarterback in its star-filled 2016 recruiting class.
While pursuing quarterbacks for this signing class, LSU has made at least eight offers, of those, three are already enrolled. That includes Feleipe Franks, the long-time LSU commitment who de-committed in November and enrolled at Florida in December.
It threw the Tigers into this hunt for a QB as national signing day creeps ever closer.
“Cam has come by the school countless times. He doesn’t have to sell me on anything,” Lindsey Sr. said. “He basically talked about Xs and Os and Coach Les’ dedication to getting this thing done and winning football games and being the best in the country and his belief that Lindsey can be instrumental.”
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